Out of line: Strong infrastructure investments will fuel revenue growth

Revenue for the Transmission Line Construction industry in Canada has trended upward over the five years to 2018; however, performance has been volatile. Growth was strong in the years leading up to the reporting period, with expanding demand for electric power and demand for maintenance and rehabilitation on aging infrastructure prompting increased investment. However, demand fell sharply in 2015, likely due to plummeting commodity prices resulting in slashed activity in industries related to the oil sector, diminishing investment in infrastructure. While demand has since recovered, the overall pace of growth in industry revenue is slower than during previous reporting periods...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.5%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
14,256
Businesses
1,147
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for data will continue to grow, spurring new investments in fibre optic networks and other infrastructure
  • Growing internet and wireless data usage has intensified demand for the industry
  • The growing population and expanding industrial sector will boost electricity consumption
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Transmission Line Construction industry in Canada has a low level of capital intensity. In 2018, for every $1.00 spent on labour, industry operators are estimated to spend $0.12 on capital investments. Operators do require a wide range of heavy equipment such as lift platforms, pressure pumps and drills all of which can be costly. However, only major contractors outright own heavy machinery; smaller contractors can typically rent construction machinery at relatively affordable rates.Further, industry operators are reliant on a large number of skilled workers to provide value-added services. In particular, power and communications line workers are needed at all stages of transmission line projects. Civ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Transmission Line Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Transmission Line Construction Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from electric power generation, transmission and distribution and Demand from telecommunications in the Transmission Line Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Transmission Line Construction Industry?

    This industry provides design, construction, maintenance and repair services for electric power and telecommunications infrastructure, such as transmission lines, towers, cables, generating facilities, electricity substations and other related infrastructure.

    Industry Products
  • Power plant construction
  • Transmission and distribution line construction
  • Telecommunication infrastructure construction
  • Other electric power construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Constructing renewable energy facilities
  • Constructing cellular phone towers
  • Constructing communication towers
  • Constructing electric power transmission lines and towers
  • Constructing electric power generation facilities (except hydroelectric facilities)
  • Constructing fibre-optic cable networks
  • Laying underground cable
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from electric power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Demand from telecommunications
  • Government expenditure and investment
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Number of mobile telephone subscriptions

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic electric consumption and investment
  • Technology and construction
  • Profit and industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Clean energy
  • Data consumption
  • Profitability
  • Table: Transmission Line Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Transmission Line Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Cable Networks in Canada
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers in Canada
  • Satellite Telecommunications Providers in Canada
  • Thermal Power in Canada
  • Renewable Power in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing in Canada
  • Telecommunications Networking Equipment Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Transmission and distribution line construction
  • Telecommunication infrastructure construction
  • Other electric power construction
  • Power plant construction
  • Chart: Transmission Line Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Electric power sector
  • Government
  • Telecommunications sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Transmission Line Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Transmission Line Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Transmission Line Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: Quanta Services - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Transmission Line Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Transmission Line Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Value of non-residential construction (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Crown Corporation
  • Federal and provincial government-owned enterprises. Crown corporations are semi-private entities that operate on a for-profit basis, but is subject to government oversight and policy.
  • Distribution
  • Low-voltage local distribution of electricity to end users.
  • Optical Fibre
  • Material used for fibre-optic networks. It permits for high bandwidth data transmission at long distances.
  • Power Grid
  • Interconnected network of electricity infrastructure, including power generation facilities and power transmission and distribution lines.
  • Transmission
  • The bulk transmission of electricity, typically through high-voltage lines over long distances.
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